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    Matt Armstrong

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Phoenix, AZ

    High School:
    North Canyon

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 155

    Position:
    Midfield


    A key cog in the Fighting Irish lineup since his freshman year • plays the defensive midfield position • teams with Michael Thomas to produce one of the top central midfields in the country • has started all 45 matches of his career • named to the Soccer America and College Soccer News All-Freshman team • honorable mention all-BIG EAST as a freshman • has tallied three points on three assists • two-time monogram recipient • defends well and is a strong tackler • connects passes well • coaching staff sees him having a breakout junior season after suffering through some injuries as a sophomore • possesses a lot of experience from his club team along with playing for the U.S. U-17 squad.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: A starter in all 21 matches • dished out two assists • assisted on Notre Dame's third goal of the game in a 4-1 triumph of Duke at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic • collected the assist on the final tally of the match in a 5-0 victory over No. 5 USF in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament • received a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Registered a solid rookie season as he started all 24 games in the central midfield • notched one point on one assist • compiled 19 shots • was named to the Soccer America and College Soccer News All- Freshman team • copped honorable mention all-BIG EAST honors • assisted on the first goal of the game (17th minute) in a 1-1 draw with Northern Illinois at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament • earned a monogram.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named an NSCAA youth All- American in 2006 • played for the Arizona state ODP team at U-14 and U-15 • member of U-15 Region IV ODP team • played for Middlesbrough FC youth team in U-15 and U- 16 • selected for the adidas ESP camp in 2005 and 2006 and made the ESP all-star team in 2006 • captained his club team, 89 Sereno White • is a member of the U-17 national team and residency • born September 30, 1988 • son of Les and Patricia Armstrong • has a sister • enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major.

    Armstrong's Career Statistics

    Year G-S Sh G A Pts GW
    2007 24-24 19 0 1 1 0
    2008 21-21 15 0 2 2 0
    Totals 45-45 34 0 3 3 0
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